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Definition of obloquy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    obloquy

     noun
    noun
    BrE BrE//ˈɒbləkwi//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːbləkwi//
     
    [uncountable] (formal)
     
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  1. 1strong public criticism
  2. 2loss of respect and honour
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin obloquium ‘contradiction’, from Latin obloqui, from ob- ‘against’ + loqui ‘speak’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: obloquy